3 January

New Zealand Company surveyors arrive in Port Nicholson

1840 New Zealand Company surveyors arrive in Port Nicholson

Surveyors arrived in Port Nicholson to lay out the proposed New Zealand Company settlement of Britannia at Pito-one (Petone). This site would prove unsuitable, prompting a move across the harbour to the present-day site of Wellington. Read more...

First NZ-made 'talkie' screened

1930 First NZ-made 'talkie' screened

Coubray-tone News, the work of the inventive Ted Coubray, had its first public screening at Auckland’s Plaza Theatre.

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